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« Reply #195 on: July 13, 2021, 12:01:48 AM »
That's really interesting.....I wonder if that'd have been also a backup in case Andre didn't wanna do business. Hogan had claimed he and Vince weren't sure he would in his book. May or may not have been true knowing Hogan, but....was out there.
Sounds like Hogan and Vince being paranoid to me, since Andre never struck me as the type to go into business for himself like that.

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« Reply #196 on: July 13, 2021, 01:08:28 PM »
Alex Gibbs, former Denver Broncos offensive line coach and two-time Super Bowl winner (1998 and 1999), age 80 of complications from a stroke.
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« Reply #197 on: July 15, 2021, 03:41:03 PM »
Cinderella Guitarist Jeff LaBar dead at 58.  Similar to the professional wrestlers (at one point a couple years ago), seems like a lot of the members from the 80s Hair Band Era are dying off.


I ran into Mr. Wonderful over a quarter century ago in Atlanta.  This was not too long after the Horsemen ended his career.  In reality, his was at the end and it was a segment or storyline to cover for the fact that he was done as an active full-time wrestler.  Naturally he was in pretty good shape & you couldn’t tell.  That’s the case with football players and other athletes where they in better shape post-career than most at their peak.

The CTE thing is tough and sad; his health had been declining for some time.  While these guys know what they’re signing up for, it’s tough to see all the legends go.  Fortunately, there is more awareness as it relates to the health and safety of everyone involved.

While Hogan vs Orndroff would’ve paled in comparison to Hogan vs Andre, that would’ve been a rather good & underrated main event at WM III.  It would’ve come full circle, given both their teammates from the original Wrestlemania fought in the previous year’s event.

Speaking of which, I’m glad Paul, along with Piper, Mr. T, and Hogan got together for the 30th anniversary of Wrestlemania, hard to believe we’re nearly a decade removed from that 30th annual event.
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« Reply #198 on: July 16, 2021, 04:59:38 AM »
While Hogan vs Orndroff would’ve paled in comparison to Hogan vs Andre, that would’ve been a rather good & underrated main event at WM III.  It would’ve come full circle, given both their teammates from the original Wrestlemania fought in the previous year’s event.

Speaking of which, I’m glad Paul, along with Piper, Mr. T, and Hogan got together for the 30th anniversary of Wrestlemania, hard to believe we’re nearly a decade removed from that 30th annual event.

Not to mention, 6 years removed from Piper and Dusty Rhode's passings.....that's crazy in itself.

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« Reply #199 on: July 16, 2021, 08:25:16 PM »
Biz Markie, known for his entire career as "The Clown Prince of Hip-Hop", passed away today at the age of 57.  Cause of death not revealed.  https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/biz-markie-dead-1191772/

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« Reply #200 on: July 16, 2021, 10:11:49 PM »
Biz Markie, known for his entire career as "The Clown Prince of Hip-Hop", passed away today at the age of 57.  Cause of death not revealed.  https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/biz-markie-dead-1191772/

He had diabetes.

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« Reply #201 on: July 16, 2021, 11:05:15 PM »
Relation to his diabetes hasn't been confirmed as the cause of death yet though, however he did have several health issues due to complications the past several years.

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« Reply #202 on: July 20, 2021, 08:08:13 AM »
Robby Steinhardt, the violinist for progressive rock band Kansas, died last Saturday from pancreatitis at 71.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/robby-steinhardt-dead

A posthumous solo album is due to be released. This leaves two of the original five members of Kansas living.
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« Reply #203 on: July 20, 2021, 08:54:27 AM »
I am a big Kansas fan, sad to hear about Robbie Steinhardt's passing. I have to correct you, Robbie is the
first member of Kansas to die. Steve Walsh, Kerry Livgren and Dave Hope are still alive. Guitarist, Rich Wiliams and
Drummer, Phil Ehart are still with the band and their last two releases, "The Prelude Implicit" and "The Absence Of Presence"
where great.

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« Reply #204 on: July 25, 2021, 12:52:58 AM »
Jackie Mason, one of the last Borscht Belt comedians, age 93. No cause given but it was noted he was having difficulty breathing.
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« Reply #205 on: July 25, 2021, 09:49:06 AM »
He was also the inspiration for the voice of the aardvark in The Ant and the Aardvark cartoon series 

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« Reply #206 on: July 25, 2021, 05:19:40 PM »
Robert Parris "Bob" Moses has passed on at age 86. This one hurts. A strong activist for civil rights and education literacy, Moses was one of the big names at the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee and helped in the 1964 dismantle of segregation in Mississippi and the beginning of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. In 1982 he started the Algebra Project, an organization to help do math literacy in inner city communities to help their futures.

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« Reply #207 on: July 26, 2021, 05:39:22 PM »
Should also note that Greg Knapp, a longtime assistant coach in the NFL, also died Thursday due to injuries sustained in a bicycling accident when he was struck by a motorist in San Ramon, California on July 17th. He was 58. He was slated to be the passing game specialist for the New York Jets in the 2021-22 season.
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« Reply #208 on: July 27, 2021, 04:39:16 PM »
Actor Rick Aiello, son of Danny Aiello, died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 65.

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« Reply #209 on: July 28, 2021, 02:57:54 PM »
Dusty Hill, bassist for ZZ Top, passed away in his sleep overnight last night into today at the age of 72. https://variety.com/2021/music/news/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-dead-dies-1235029656/